irrationalize

[ ih-rash-uh-nl-ahyz ]
/ ɪˈræʃ ə nlˌaɪz /

verb (used with object), ir·ra·tion·al·ized, ir·ra·tion·al·iz·ing.

to make or cause to be irrational.

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Also especially British, ir·ra·tion·al·ise.

Origin of irrationalize

First recorded in 1890–95; irrational + -ize
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Example sentences from the Web for irrationalize

  • And he wishes, unhappy man, to rationalize the irrational and irrationalize the rational.

    Tragic Sense Of Life|Miguel de Unamuno
  • The poor man wants to rationalize the irrational, and irrationalize the rational.